Thursday, October 23, 2014

MFT's October Organizational Challenge - Buttons and Ribbons

Buttons and ribbons are tools of the trade when it comes to adding those finishing details to our projects and packages but they can quickly overwhelm us in volume and sheer number of color, shape, and size options. This month, our team is sharing how they're able to manage their multitude of trimmings.

You can stop by the MFT Blog for the list of designers sharing their tips this month. 


I've have only had my own room with door for my office for about about four years. I appreciate it so much! I really don't like a lot clutter in any room in my house including my office/studio. I really like to be able to put everything away. That doesn't mean my office looks perfect all the time. When I am in the middle of a release I don't clean it for days! 

This storage unit is where I store my ribbon and buttons, along with lots of other odds and ends! I've had the cabinet for the last four years and I have been very happy with my purchase. I ordered it on line from the But I have to be honest, it was an investment.  I was really nervous to buy something like this on-line, but I did know a couple of people who had purchased from the company. I do remember that I bought it on sale which is a much better price. It is the Triple Walnut Cabinet with black drawers. 

I bought some of the inserts that fit inside to drawers so I could have different compartments for sorting.  These are also from  I store my buttons by color. I have four drawers that house my MFT Buttons. 

I have another drawer that stores odds and ends button I have collected over the years.

I store ribbons by color in the three inch drawers. I have five drawers dedicated to ribbon. Some of the drawers have a few colors in them, like the second drawer in the picture has pinks and greens. 

My MFT Ribbons have their own dedicated drawer.

I also have a drawer that stores different kinds of twines. 

So I thought I would finish off my post with a card that showcases buttons and ribbons. 

I used the Triangle Screen Die-namics to create by background, inlaying a few Sour Apple Card Stock triangles. The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set. 

To create my ice cream cone I used a die in the Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics and stamped the pattern with the Burlap Background Stamp, stamping Kraft Ink on Kraft Card Stock. Then I added a scoop of ice cream with Pink Lemonade Buttons. I adhered and coated the buttons with Glossy Accents and sprinkled a little glitter on top of the buttons. I added a strip of Sour Apple Ribbon across the center of the card. 

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Birthday Greetings Stamp Set. 

Here are the products I used to create my card:

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Thanks for Everything

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! I needed a little hostess gift for an event I have coming up and the current challenge over at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge provide the perfect inspiration! 

 The challenge is to create a new Anything Goes paper project drawing inspiration from the challenge graphic. Here's my project based on the challenge. I just need to decide what I want to fill the jar with!!

I started with a basic bell jar from my local craft store. I added a Tim Holtz knob to the top of the jar and a berry twine around the top of the jar. I used a the Tim Holtz Doily Stencil and distress ink to added the pattern to the strip of paper that wraps around the jar. 

My tag is put together with a number of MFT products. The tag is cut with the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics and the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics. I used the Falling Leaves Die-namics and the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics to add the embellishment to the top of the tag. The sentiment is from the Fall Foliage Stamp Set.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MFTWSC199 - Merry & Bright

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! Its Wednesday which means it is time for a new  MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, MFTWS199. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog. I hope you get a chance to play along!

Here is my take on the sketch. 

To cut the background I used the Square Grid Cover-Up Die-namics and Black Licorice Card Stock. Behind the Grid I added a panel of vellum and then a panel of Banana Split Card Stock. The sentiment is from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in Wild Cherry Ink

The sentiment is cut out with the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. The Jellybean Green circle is cut with the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and the rhinestone is from my stash. 

Here's a closer look at the Christmas Wreath created with the Winter Wreath Die-namics. I cut the wreath three times and layered the wreath on top of each other. The bow is included in the Winter Wreath Die-namics. 

On the inside the sentiment and bell image are stamped with the Inspired by Christmas Stamp Set. 

Here are the products I used to create my card:

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